Cleaved through the tall pines of the Del Monte Forest, Poppy Hills Golf Course's 18-hole layout blankets the scenic terrain of the Monterey Peninsula with a 6,857 trail of meticulously manicured fairways and greens. Designed by renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones II, Poppy Hills has hosted many high-profile golf events, including co-hosting the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 1991 to 2009, a 19-year span during which Bill Murray never left.
Named one of California's Top 10 Courses You Can Play, Poppy Hills gives casual golfers a chance to test their mettle on a world-class course—the 426-yard fifth hole was rated the most difficult par four in PGA Tour play in 2006—with four tee options that make it surmountable for golfers of all stripes. Though its known for its woodland scenery and large, undulating greens, the par 72 course also features water hazards that come into play on two holes, gobbling up golf balls and serving as a convenient vacation spot for fish trying to spend a weekend away from the Pacific.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course designed by Robert Trent Jones II
Length of 6,857 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 74.3 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 144 from the farthest tees
Four tee options
With a client list that includes the likes of Dennis Quaid and Harry Connick, Jr. as well as 7-time LPGA Tour winner Danielle Ammaccapane, it’s safe to say PGA pro Ben Alexander has coached the best of the best. But his rarefied students need not speak for themselves; a contributor to Golf Digest, Golf Tips, and PGA Magazine, Ben was named Northern California PGA’s Teacher of the Year in 2004 and nominated for the same distinction on a national scale in 2008. In addition, Ben has released multiple instructional DVD’s, which showcase the uncanny ability to help golfers improve their game without abandoning their natural swing that drives every one of his lessons. Ben imparts his golf knowledge from Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course, a scenic club overlooking Monterey Bay.
If you're a sports fan, American Karate in Pacific Grove is the place you want to be.
Check out the restaurant at this club for a delicious meal.
Got kids? No problem at American Karate! This club is a fantastic spot for families to hang together.
When your fitness regimen is frustrating you, try re-calibrating with the support of a personal trainer.
These MMA classes combine a wide variety of self-defense and material arts movements.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
American Karate is sure to be a fun experience for the whole family!
Enjoy a gorgeous day out on the golf course at Pacific Grove Golf Links in Pacific Grove and perfect your stroke.
No matter what you're hungry for, the menu at this course promises the perfect dish for you.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly activities at this course just as much as mom and dad.
Drivers will embrace the number of street and lot parking choices close to Pacific Grove Golf Links.
So head on over to Pacific Grove Golf Links for some of the best golfing in Pacific Grove.
Leo Sidorenko and Olga Agafonova started dancing at age six. They were teaching dance by the ages of 14 and 15. After an international competitive dancing career, they have opened their own studio in order to teach others the art of ballroom dancing. They offer a variety of techniques such as tango, swing, salsa, and waltz, and offer classes for students of all levels from casual wedding dances to professional competitors.
The perfect indoor activity, those interested in the arts will appreciate Pacific Grove's Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History.
Next time you're in the neighborhood, this museum should be at the top of your list with their amazing restaurant.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this museum — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.